Wild Rice PilafIf you want a rice pilaf for special occasions, this recipe is for you. It is substantial, full of flavor, and is quite easy to prepare. The combination of flavors blends beautifully, and the variety of ingredients makes this a highly nutritious dish.
Prep and Cook Time: 45 minutes, baking time: 1 hour
- Bring 3-1/2 cups of lightly salted water to a boil. While water is coming to a boil rinse the wild rice under running water in a strainer. When water is boiling, add both wild and brown rice, cover, turn heat to low, and cook for about 45 minutes, until tender. Do not overcook. You will most likely have excess water when rice is cooked properly. Put cooked rice in a strainer and drain out excess water. Set aside in a bowl large enough to mix everything together.
- Heat 1 TBS chicken broth in a large stainless steel skillet. Healthy Sauté onion in broth over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and celery and continue to sauté for another 2-3 minutes.
- Mix all the ingredients except for onions, rice, and 1 TBS broth together in bowl and season with salt and pepper.
- Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C. Place mixture in an 8-inch square baking dish and bake covered for about 1 hour. Drizzle with olive oil and mix with a fork to keep it fluffy.
Serving suggestion: Serve with
10-Minute Rosemary Lamb Chops or Fresh Herbed Chicken Breasts and one of our Mediterranean Greens: 5-Minute Kale or 3-Minute Swiss Chard.